It’s upgrade time again if your blog runs on WordPress.
Version 2.0.6 was released yesterday. It includes critical security and other fixes so it’s a good idea to upgrade to this version. I’ve just done that with this blog.
As always with WordPress, upgrading is a painless process when you follow to the letter the detailed upgrade instructions on the WordPress Codex.
If you’re upgrading from 2.0.5 to 2.0.6 as I did, you need only delete a couple of directories and others files on your server and then copy across the new 2.0.6 files by FTP. It takes ten to fifteen minutes in total.
Make sure you backup your blog before doing the upgrade. Peace of mind insurance, just in case. Very easy to do if you have the WordPress Database Backup plugin installed. (Another great plugin for detailed database management is WP-PHP MyAdmin.)
WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg says this upgrade is probably the last update before the next major version 2.1 is released. That is now in public beta testing.
You can download the latest WordPress release version here.
[Update] After release of this version, a bug was discovered that affects RSS feed via FeedBurner. More info in this post.
[…] Although I’ve not seen any FeedBurner errors since I upgraded this blog to 2.0.6 earlier today, I’ve applied Mark’s patch. […]
Thanks for the tips, especially about the backup plugin.
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You’re welcome, Mike.
Note the FeedBurner RSS bugfix released 24 hours after 2.0.6 came out. If you use FeedBurner, I’d say this is an essential fix to apply.
[…] Version 2.0.6 was released two weeks ago, and then some bugs were found and a workaround provided. Version 2.0.7 was released a few days ago with those bugs fixed. And version 2.1 – a major new version milestone with lots of changes – is due to be released next week. […]